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  • Sheriff: ICE Forced to Quick-Release Migrant Families in Arizona

    10/20/2018 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 65 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 10/18/2018 | NumbersUSA staff
    ICE told Arizona Sheriffs it has run out of detention space to handle the number of migrants illegally crossing the border and presenting themselves at ports of entry. This lack of housing and the Flores Settlement’s 20-day release requirement forced ICE to release a large number of “family units" in Arizona all at once. Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot told Fox News, “ICE hasn’t been able to keep up with individuals coming up the border from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, because they’re overwhelmed. They’re releasing them out of the front door of their facilities…Each of our communities are going...
  • County Attorney Defends Plea Deal for Chinese Exchange Student's Killer

    09/26/2018 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | June 12, 2018 | 6:30am | Antonia Noori Farzan
    Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office has gone on the defensive, doubling down on the decision to reduce the charges against Holly Davis, who shot and killed a Chinese exchange student in January 2016. As Phoenix New Times reported back in April, prosecutors had initially attempted to charge Davis on 14 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, endangerment, and aggravated assault, after she rear-ended 19-year-old Yue Jiang's Mercedes and then fired into one of the vehicle's windows. In late February of this year, Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and the other charges were dropped. The plea deal came with a...
  • City fighting Christian art studio’s refusal to serve gays (Phoenix)

    09/15/2018 1:29:44 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Ahwatukee Foothills News ^ | 09/15/2018 | Howard Fischer
    The city of Phoenix is fighting back against a bid by a Christian law firm to get the state’s high court to conclude that businesses have a right to refuse to provide certain services to gays. In new legal filings Friday, attorney Eric Fraser said there is no dispute about the heart of the case. “If a same-sex couple asks Brush & Nib (Studio) for custom wedding products, Brush & Nib will refuse service, regardless of the wording or design the couple wants,’’ he told the Arizona Supreme Court. And the owners of the firm would make a plain-vanilla wedding...
  • Vanity--McCain's coffin in Phoenix--crowd much smaller than expected?

    08/29/2018 5:53:02 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 133 replies
    Me | August 29 2018 | Me
    Media is being vague about how many actually showed up to view McCain's coffin at the AZ State Capitol. I can only find "more than 1500" or "thousands." I am curious--why: McCain's very last campaign rally in 2016 drew less than 150--even with free dinner and drinks being offered. And..... President Trump's rally in August 2017 drew nearly 20,000. The fake news media didn't want to talk about those big numbers.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Retired Phoenix bishop who admitted to covering up abuse dies at 82

    08/27/2018 9:15:45 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | Aug 26, 2018
    PHOENIX, Arizona - Officials with the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix say retired Bishop Thomas O’Brien has died at age 82. They say O’Brien died Sunday morning from ongoing health complications related to Parkinson’s disease. O’Brien served as bishop of the diocese in Arizona’s most populous city from 1982 to 2003. An investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in 2002 revealed O’Brien had protected suspected pedophile priests.
  • Joe Arpaio's long goodbye: Redemption or 'kamikaze' mission?

    08/26/2018 6:48:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    lowellsun.com ^ | 8/25/18
    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) -- It was five days before ballots will be counted in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, and former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio had no idea what he was doing. The final days of a campaign are usually frantic, with candidates' every moment scheduled to ensure they meet as many voters as possible. But Arpaio had nothing planned Thursday until a 4:30 p.m. meeting. "I ought to go to a Mexican restaurant and see how they treat me," Arpaio, 86, said as he sat in his strip mall office. So he and his...
  • Phoenix Mayor Candidate Daniel Valenzuela struggles to explain garnish wages.

    08/23/2018 5:47:48 PM PDT · by PMC2018
    Phoenix New Times ^ | 8/23/2018 | PMC
    Mayoral candidate Daniel Valenzuela had his salary garnished last year while a member of the Phoenix City Council because of thousands of dollars in unpaid debt, Phoenix New Times has learned. Valenzuela owed $12,208 in debt and interest to the Arizona Federal Credit Union as recently as last year, court documents show. Until April, Valenzuela’s city salary was being garnished to pay back the money owed after the creditor secured a judgment against Valenzuela in Agua Fria Justice Court.
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter to Parish Clergy (about sex abuse) with video

    08/21/2018 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Conscience of a Catechist | August 21, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    This was addressed to the priests and deacons in my parish. Dear Fathers, Here is a video of a good homily by Fr. John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix. It brought tears to my eyes --- anyway I thought you would find it valuable. I have it wound up to the place where the sermon starts, at 18.58 Sermon of Fr. John Lankeit, Diocese of Phoenix We have seen a lot in the news about various bishops talking about new programs,policies, protocols, yadda-yadda but many of us are thinking what we need first is to ponder Sin, Judgment, Atonement....
  • [Cath Caucus] Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares

    08/18/2018 10:37:33 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix ^ | August 17, 2018+ | Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares
    Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals August 17, 2018 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, We write you this day to express our own deep level of sadness and anger about the recent revelations surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the newly released Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. These shameful and evil actions have harmed many innocent people, especially the young; and they are utterly inexcusable. This has also caused great pain, confusion and dismay among us all — laity, religious and clergy — who remain committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are sorry...
  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22 2018 | Josh Weinfuss
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Delilah Cassidy's tweet thread was building to a climactic ending. At 1:37 p.m. on May 30, Cassidy, a law student at Arizona State University, began tweeting about her experience at an airport gate en route to Phoenix from a European trip. By now, the story is internet lore. But that afternoon, she was unveiling it to the digital world tweet by tweet. She was about to board an American Airlines flight when the gate agent told her she needed to pay $50 to bring her carry-on with her. If she didn't want to pay, the agent said,...
  • Phoenix FD: Safeway roof collapses, catches on fire during massive storm

    07/11/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 17 replies
    12News Phoenix ^ | 7/11/2018 | 12News
    A Safeway in north Phoenix is burning Wednesday night during the middle of a strong storm hitting the Valley, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire officials said that firefighters responded to a roof collapse at the grocery store near Northern and 35th Avenues.
  • Agency: Court can’t appoint prosecutor against Arpaio

    07/02/2018 9:28:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says an appeals court overstepped its bounds when it ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to pursue an appeal involving a pardon of retired Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The appointment was previously ordered by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.{snip} The Justice Department said in its appellate brief that “the government does not abdicate the prosecutorial function when it agrees with a defendant on a legal question.” Arpaio’s attorneys argued that appointing a special prosecutor “raises serious questions about whether the court is actively participating in the prosecution...."
  • 28 Years Ago Today In Phoenix

    06/26/2018 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
  • Another Sunday, Another Trump Tweetstorm

    04/15/2018 6:02:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – Hey, Californian’s, you’re in luck! The feds are going to audit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s high speed rail project, and, if the audit is conducted honestly, will likely conclude that it is time to cut off funding for the single biggest boondoggle in American history. Yes, dear readers, it isn’t bad enough that California’s utterly corrupt Democrat political class has already wasted billions of Californians’ dollars on this high-speed rail pipe dream, they’ve also already wasted $3.5 billion federal dollars, and are planning on wasting...
  • 'Why you do you take so much money from the NRA?' Now Parkland survivor David Hogg takes...

    03/30/2018 10:15:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 87 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Rory Tingle For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Why you do you take so much money from the NRA?' Now Parkland survivor David Hogg takes on gravely ill John McCain on Twitter over his $7.7million in donations from gun lobby Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg has confronted Senator John McCain onTwitter over his decision to accept more than $7.7 million from the National Rifle Association over his career. Hogg, 17, who has become a leading gun-reform advocate since the Florida high school shooting in which 17 people died, tweeted McCain on Friday with the question: 'Why do you take so much money from the NRA?' The...
  • (Hate-Filled) Transgender Proudly Admits to Drugging Attendees at (Phoenix) Conservative Conference

    03/24/2018 2:02:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 24, 2018 at 12:19pm | Rebekah Baker
    A transgender woman claimed to be drugging attendees of a conservative conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday morning. The biological male and Starbucks employee — identified on Twitter as “Lauren” — claimed to be slipping estrogen pills into the drinks of unsuspecting customers at the conference. “I love my job at the phoenix convention center starbucks and i love slipping my spare estradiol pills in the coffee of anyone wearing a #WesternConservativeConference lanyard,” Lauren tweeted. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and the major female sex hormone.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

    01/30/2018 5:01:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the...
  • After Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting, FBI Scrambled to Find and Punish Source, Emails Show

    12/15/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 15, 2017 | By Max Kutner
    After news broke about an airport meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in the midst of last year’s presidential campaign, the FBI scrambled to identify the source who leaked details about the encounter and discipline him or her, according to emails released on the FBI website on Friday. The internal emails show that on June 29, 2016, a senior spokeswoman for the Justice Department emailed her counterparts at the FBI to flag articles that were starting to appear about the meeting. In the email, the spokeswoman, Melanie Newman, described the encounter as “a casual,...
  • The FBI Has Released New Info About Loretta Lynch's Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

    12/15/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    The FBI released a series of email documents Friday afternoon detailing the Department of Justice response to the fallout of the secret Phoenix tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016. The dates on the emails range from July 1-3, 2016. On July 5, 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges for mishandling classified information. A series of emails show one FBI official, whose name and email are redacted, fuming over leaks to the media about the meeting and what happened on the...
  • How a Local AZ Reporter Broke the Bombshell Clinton-Lynch Story [Flashback]

    12/15/2017 1:52:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | July 1, 2016
    The meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton might not have been known if not for a local reporter who received a tip about it. Christopher Sign, morning anchor at ABC15 in Phoenix, joined Bill O'Reilly to go over his bombshell report. Sign explained that he received a tip from a "trusted source" about the meeting and then met with management at the station. "Naturally my jaw dropped," he recalled. The meeting took place on a private tarmac at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport, near where private aircraft take off and land. Sign said that a...